Minimally invasive spinal (MIS) surgery is the latest kind of surgical procedure undertaken by the doctors. It has proven to be very effective and accurate so far.
Top benefits of minimally invasive spinal surgery:
1. Less painful
Traditional spine surgeries can cause extreme pain and inconvenience to the patients. Since large incisions have to be done, it can get very uncomfortable for the patient. The patients take a lot of time to recover completely. However, in the case of minimally invasive spinal ( MIS) surgery, the pain involved is very less. Once you recover, you also don’t have to take any painkillers.
2. Less chance on any complications
Since in the traditional surgical methods, big incisions need to be done, the probability of an infection in that area is very high. But in the case of minimally invasive spinal surgery, the incisions are very tiny. The bleeding will be very less, and the chance of any complications is almost negligible.
3. Less risk of muscle damage
In the case of open surgery, the muscles around that area need to be pulled, to complete the procedure. This may make the muscles weak, and the tissues may get damaged, resulting in serious pain. But in the case of MIS surgery, no pressure is exerted on the muscles. Hence, there will be no damage to the surrounding tissues.
4. Higher accuracy
MIS surgeries have proven to be highly accurate so far. This procedure enables the surgeon to have a very clear and detailed view of all the internal tissues and organs. Hence, there is very little chance of any error by the surgeon.
5. Less stay at the hospital
The recovery time is very less in the case of MIS surgery. Since there is very little pain and the chances of suffering from any infection are also less, you won’t have to stay at the hospital for too long. You will be able to return home a few hours after the surgery. The post-operation recovery time is also very less. You will soon be able to get back to your normal life. On the other hand, in the case of open surgery, you need to rest at the hospital for around 5-6 days after the operation.
6. Scarring is less
Traditional procedures cause huge, noticeable scars on the body. It looks very disturbing. The injuries caused by MIS surgery, on the other hand, are minuscule and barely noticeable. Unless someone knows that you had surgery, they won’t be even able to notice it.